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Assistance Program for Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the Community Health Advisory Board and Walla Walla County Commissioners, Walla Walla County has created a special fund to provide financial assistance for families and individuals with children or youth with special health care needs or disabilities.

In addition to nurse care coordination, DCH has made available funding of up to $9000 per calendar year to offer financial assistance to families for services related to their child’s health care needs. This funding was allocated by the County Commissioners from the local Ad Valorem property tax funds, which are to be used for mental health and developmental disabilities (RCW 71.20.110).

Eligible families are those with children and youth up to age 18 years who have developmental conditions and require health and related services of a type, or amount, beyond what is generally needed. Eligible Supports include, but are not limited to adaptive equipment, assistive technology, sensory tools, and assistance with lodging for approved out of area medical procedures.

For information on referrals or eligible services/supports, please contact Amanda Hinrichs RN CYSHCN Coordinator at 509-524-2658.


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